No Snow Streak Ends

| February 1, 2013

No Snow Streak ends after a record 335 Days! Winter has finally arrived!

snow-h1The Chicagoland area has been spoiled for a record 335 days without any measurable snow. That came to an end on Friday, January 25 when 1.1 inches was recorded at O’Hare International Airport officially breaking the area’s snowless streak, according to the National Weather Service.  The previous record stretch of no snow of 310 days was set in 1940. Friday’s snowfall also marked the latest it has gone in the season before an inch of snow has fallen.  Unfortunately, when no snow falls, people seem to forget how to take precautions on the roads. During the morning rush hour on January 25th by 7:15 am, the state police responded to about two dozen accidents on area roads. One accident involved nine cars. The average snowfall for Chicago is 18.3 inches.

When it snows, leave earlier to where you are going and slow down. And remember, BEFORE leaving the house, clear all snow from car windows.

 

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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